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Free Stuff Friday: Incompetech Graph Paper

Tweet It’s Friday and it’s time to give you some more free stuff! This week’s Free Stuff Is : Incompetech Graph paper Need some kind of graph paper to draw out your dungeon or just to take notes on? check out Incompetechs website. They have Squares, Triangles, Hexagonal, Circular, Polar, Brick, Asymmetic, and much more for to download in PDF form …

Return of the Gamer in Japan

This year, I have had the honor of returning to the land of fluorescent lights and panty vending machines.  That is right, the Gamer in Japan is back.  I, Shinobicow, have left the US, to yet again, make my Gamer way in the land of the rising Sun, Japan.  If you remember me, which I doubt many…

Review – Vexing Sands Printable Tiles

Vexing Sands is a 16-page pdf that provides printable tiles with a desert theme. Note, however, that there are really only three independent pages of tiles: the rest is cover/credits/table of contents/ads (5 pages), an alternate set of tiles without grid lines (3 pages), suggestions on how to use the tiles (3 pages), and seven scenario suggestions using them…

Like Zombies? Heard about Aruneus? The official Aruneus shop is open with T-shirts and a $5 off coupon

Zombies rise. Heroes die. You are what remains. The world was a large place. The four races, Humans, Elves, Dwarves, and Orcs coexisted with an uneasy peace, but at the least, they were able to share the land and survive. Empires were formed, lives created and destroyed, magic flourished and for a brief time, Humanity strove to master the globe. Then the undead scourge broke the world…

We have two winners in the Splicers and Fantasy Craft RPG contest

Congratulations to Jason Locher and Ogmios (who, like Madonna, only goes by one name, presumably not their own).  Jason picked up a copy of the Splicers RPG and Odmios will be settling down to read Fantasy Craft tonight. We’ll have more contests coming soon, so keep your eyes peeled! Technorati Tags: rpg , contest Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: …

Come blog at my table… A review of the Open Game Table Anthology volume 2!

Tweet As a relative newcomer to blogging (only since February) I can’t say I kept abreast of the blogosphere. Of course I read some blogs but it was not a conscious effort, but since I’ve begun my wonderful foray into this community I’ve discovered great blogs, exciting ideas and made some wonderful friends. I’ve tried to catch up and read some of the blogs out there but…

You Don’t Always Need A Home Run

Tweet Hi there!  This is Zachary Houghton from RPG Blog 2, stepping in for my buddy Michael and his pals at Stargazer’s World.  This seems to be a week for GM advice, so I figure I’d throw another piece out there. When I was in Little League Baseball, the coach always used to tell us, “Don’t go out there and try to hit a home run…

Fantasy Flight’s Talisman 4th Edition Massive Review – Base Game, Reaper, Frostmarch, Dungeon, and the Highland

What started in 1983 as an interesting idea in board games has become one of my all time favorite games to play in that or this century.  I love Talisman (well, all but the 3rd edition).   I’ve played the 1st edition once or twice, owned everything for the 2nd edition and logged hours upon hours of play, but passed on the 3rd edition to keep…

What about the new D&D comic? A review!

Tweet Some of you may or may not know that IDW Publishing will soon begin publication of officially licensed Dungeons & Dragons comics. They recently published an issue #0 to promote the new series and give fans a taste of what’s to come. I had asked my local comic book store to pull out a copy for me but I didn’t get to buy it until this past weekend…

Preview: Dungeonslayers 4th Edition

Tweet Today Christian Kennig and the German Uhrwerk Verlag (which is the German licensee for Space 1889, Deadlands and L5R) announced that the latest edition of Dungeonslayers will be released in print later this year at the SPIEL 2010 in Essen. If you enjoyed the so-called “old-fashioned” roleplaying game so far, you’ll be in for a treat. While the 4th edition of Dungeonslayers will be…

The free PIE RPG.

Something about this RPG is making me hungry… The internet is a pretty spectacular thing, but I can’t say I’d ever imagine it would bring me an RPG based on pie charts.  It just goes to show that the gaming market is far from tapped out.  There are a million ways to game and a million more are fast approaching. PIE is a…

Hit Locations for 4e

Sometimes we GMs want our players to suffer. We want their characters to feel the after effects and pain of battle, and seeing them mark off their Healing Surges just doesn’t cut it. This is especially true when the adventure is set in a mega-dungeon or the Underdark where Our Heroes can’t just head back to the nearest tavern for a …

Interview: Chris Perrin

Tweet I met Chris Perrin at this year’s Gen Con Media Meet & Greet event. Alas the location was far to dark and too loud for my tastes. I felt tired and exhausted and the location didn’t really improve things. So there I was chatting to some bloggers and podcasters when Chris came in. And of course I didn’t even recognize him, even though we have…

Review: MECHA

Tweet I love the mecha genre! I remember back in the 80s when we got cable TV I watched Robotech on some British TV station, although I couldn’t understand most of it. It has been many years later when I finally had the chance to rewatch the series. And this time I could finally understand what’s going on. But even though the language barrier kept me from fully…

Gaming to save the world

Jane McGonigal’s TED Talk about how online gaming can benefit the world. While the idea is a bit out there, it’s definitely interesting and many of the elements she talks about can also be applied to tabletop roleplaying games.

Signs of things to come

Tweet In the coming days there will be some great news regarding an old-fashioned roleplaying game. I can’t give you any details right now, but you won’t be disappointed! Stay tuned! And how do you like my new t-shirt?

Designs from the Mind – product development part 1

Tweet So you’ve thought about it for ages, you have this great idea to turn the game world that you have been lovingly creating with your pen and paper group for the past several years and into a product for people to buy, but how do you go about designing an actually package for people? Sound familiar? This was the early and initial thoughts for me as …

Fantasy Craft Giveaway: We have a winner!

Tweet On September 1st I announced a Fantasy Craft giveaway contest in order to celebrate Crafty Games latest release: “ Time of High Adventure ”. There have been 30 eligible comments and two late entries which couldn’t be considered. Instead of rolling my trusty d30, I used random.org to generate a truly random number between 1 and 30. The lucky number was 29 this…

Review – ION Guard: ICONS Edition

ION Guard is a setting/organization supplement for the ICONS game that presents a new intergalactic organization of heroes. All of the ION Guard’s members wear a golden ION Fist, which provides them with a suite of superpowers including flight, blasts, a force field, and life support. This will sound very, very familiar to most of you (and if not, just wait for a certain movie …

Savage Winner!

We have a winner! Congratulations to Ben Hall, who lives in the UK!  He’s won the two Savage Worlds books and the action deck! Technorati Tags: savage worlds , rpg , role playing games , contest Troll in the Corner . . Related posts: Cthulhu has claimed another victim! Er… we have a winner! The International Savage Worlds contest: Win the Explorer’s Edition and Deadlands Player’…